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22 02, 2019

The February 2019 Tropical Cyclone Oma, Australia

February 22nd, 2019|Apps, Asset Management, Australia, Earth Observation, Emergency, Exposure, Geospatial Big Data Analytics, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Risk, Tropical Cyclone|

22 February 2019 It's good news that tropical cyclone Oma has weakened and remains offshore. Here we quickly perform some related analyses using the web APIs and web Apps developed and released recently, and share results with the public (see Twitter posts below). 1. Overview of Current Exposure Why are we so [...]

11 02, 2019

Some Exposure Analyses in Relation to the Flooding in West & North-West Queensland

February 11th, 2019|Apps, Asset Management, Australia, Earth Observation, Emergency, Exposure, Flood, Geospatial Big Data Analytics, Image Analysis, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Property Information, Risk|

11 February 2019 We have been active in reporting and sharing information about the major flooding in Queensland (link to Twitter posts and mass media mentions, e.g. CNN and The Guardian). This brief blog is specific to the flooding in West and North-West Queensland. First, the big picture. We use NASA’s Terra/MODIS imagery (2019-01-02 vs. [...]

28 01, 2019

Releasing a New Web Mapping, Analysis and Reporting App on Exposure Management

January 28th, 2019|APIs, Apps, Asia, Asset Management, Australia, Bushfire, Emergency, Exposure, Flood, Geospatial Big Data Analytics, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Property Information, Risk, USA|

28 January 2019 Over the past few years we have been building cloud-based big data and analytics platforms and foundational Location Profile APIs for property location and hazard risk information. These advances have enabled us to speed up the pace of new product development. Now we are pleased to release a new web [...]

22 10, 2018

Advancing Tropical Cyclone Risk Analytics with Location Profile APIs

October 22nd, 2018|APIs, Asia, Australia, Emergency, Exposure, Hurricane, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Risk, Tropical Cyclone, Typhoon, USA|

22 October 2018 This project is focused on the analysis of historical tropical cyclones (also known as hurricanes or typhoons) and related wind records, including track positions, wind speed and central pressure. We have developed an automated process of carrying out such analyses on the cloud and enabled by web APIs. A [...]

2 10, 2018

Advancing Bushfire Risk Analytics with Location Profile APIs: Showcases

October 2nd, 2018|APIs, Australia, Bushfire, Elevation, Emergency, Exposure, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Risk, USA|

2 October 2018 Bushfire (wildfire or forest fire) risk assessment has been a very common topic in research and practice. Many risk analysis projects, such as identifying likely causes of fire occurrences, mapping fire-prone areas and assessing Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) for buildings, are in place to assist the whole process of bushfire [...]

25 09, 2018

Advancing Flood Risk Analytics with Location Profile APIs: Showcases

September 25th, 2018|APIs, Asia, Australia, Elevation, Emergency, Exposure, Flood, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Property Information, Risk, USA|

25 September 2018 For flood risk assessment, one may develop flood hazard maps directly or just use existing maps which are often associated with modelled hazard return periods. The quality of each flood map is up to a range of factors, such as the quality of elevation and rainfall inputs, modelling methods, [...]

31 08, 2018

Monitoring Major Events with Global Earth Observation and Geospatial Big Data Analytics: 10+ New Examples

August 31st, 2018|Asia, Australia, Bushfire, Earth Observation, Emergency, Image Analysis, Major Events, News Media, Risk, Sentinel-2, USA, Wildfire|

31 August 2018 This blog summarises some of our latest activities of monitoring, modelling and mapping major hazardous events with Earth observation and geospatial big data analytics, the two methods that are increasingly important and indispensable for a wide range of environmental studies. We routinely apply our own advanced image analysis (with Spectral Discovery [...]

16 04, 2018

The April 2018 Bushfire in Sydney’s South-west, NSW, Australia

April 16th, 2018|Australia, Bushfire, Earth Observation, Emergency, Image Analysis, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Risk|

16 April 2018 This brief blog provides a rapid response to the major bushfires in Sydney’s south-west on the weekend (14-15 April 2018). Unseasonably warm weather (more akin to summer than autumn) caused major bushfires in Sydney’s south-west on Saturday 14 April 2018, posing a serious threat to many properties in nearby suburbs. NSW RFS’ [...]

27 03, 2018

The March 2018 Bushfire in Tathra, NSW, Australia

March 27th, 2018|Australia, Bushfire, Earth Observation, Emergency, Image Analysis, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Risk|

27 March 2018 It is quite unusual to have extreme fire weather in autumn in Australia which has caused widespread bushfires (e.g. fires in SW Victoria and fires in the Alpine National Park) and devastating property damage. We developed and contributed three information products in response to the disaster in Tathra, a picturesque town at [...]

12 03, 2018

The March 2018 Major Flooding in North Queensland, Australia

March 12th, 2018|Australia, Earth Observation, Elevation, Emergency, Flood, Insurance, Location Intelligence, Major Events, Risk|

12 March 2018 Devastating flooding once again took place in the North Queensland region. The Bureau of Meteorology had issued major flood warnings for quite a few river catchments, including: Herbert River Murray River Tully River Johnstone River Russell River Mulgrave River Among the regional cities and towns affected, Ingham has suffered the most damage as [...]